Shocking news for fans! Richard Pryor's widow Jennifer Lee revealed that husband and Marlon Brando were more than just friends.
Jennifer, who was married to the late comedian twice, from 1981 to 1982 and again from 2001 until his death in 2005, responded to rumors that Richard slept with Marlon after Quincy Jones’ claims that it happened in an interview with Vulture.
In an interview published on Thursday, February, Quincy told the publication,
Musical principles exist, man. Musicians today can’t go all the way with the music because they haven’t done their homework with the left brain. Music is emotion and science. You don’t have to practice emotion because that comes naturally. Technique is different. If you can’t get your finger between three and four and seven and eight on a piano, you can’t play. You can only get so far without technique. People limit themselves musically, man. Do these musicians know tango? Macumba? Yoruba music? Samba? Bossa nova? Salsa? Cha-cha?
He further added,
[Marlon] Brando used to go cha-cha dancing with us. He could dance his ass off. He was the most charming motherf—ker you ever met. He’d f—k anything. Anything! He’d f—k a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye.
After Quincy’ words made headlines, TMZ caught up with Jeniffer, and she seemingly confirmed the story.
Jeniffer told TMZ on Thursday,
It was the ’70s! Drugs were still good, especially quaaludes. If you did enough cocaine, you’d f—k a radiator and send it flowers in the morning,
Richard, who won an Emmy Award in 1973 as one of the writers on a Lily Tomlin special and five Grammy Award for his comedy alums, died of a heart attack, nine days after he turned 65 in December 2005.
Meanwhile, Marlon was known for his roles in multiple including 1954’s On the Waterfront and 1972’s The Godfather. He passed away in July 2004.